AS panic grips the Nigerian medical sector following reports of a second case of the dreaded Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), religious organisations may have begun a process to be proactive by educating their members on the need to update their personal hygiene.
The General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Monday evening, charged Christians attending the ongoing 62nd annual convention to make cleanliness their watch word by ensuring that they clean their environment during the convention.
Speaking during the first day of the convention, Adeboye who prayed that the dreaded Ebola virus will not rear its ugly head on the country or at the camp, warned that any province of the church, consistently found wanting on environmental sanitation will be expelled from the ongoing convention programme.
Linking the spread of the virus to filthiness among others, the trained mathematician said: “We are sure that we are always very clean here and take sanitation seriously. I pray that there will not be any outbreak of sickness, or disease here. There will only be shouts of joy.”
He emphasized the need for every province to keep the camp clean for the Almighty God is against uncleanliness, before sleeping at night tidy up your surroundings, adding “during the cause of the convention any province that scores below 90 per cent consistently will be provided a bus that will take them home because they will not finish the convention with us.”
Installation of sanitizers
Vanguard checks also revealed that the church took some measures by installing sanitizers in all the toilets within the camp to checkmate any viral infection during and after the convention. Our source said there was no way anybody can determine whether delegates came from the affected West African nations, adding that the onus really is on government to screen people entering the nation at the various border posts.
On the proposed new auditorium which is under construction, Pastor Adeboye informed the congregation that free buses will be provided by the church to convey interested members to visit the site.
In his sermon of the day, he commended members of the church who made their homes available for house fellowship, praying that God will turn their houses to power houses.
He, therefore, enjoined other members who are not releasing their houses for fellowship to have a change of heart.